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Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Old Pirates House

 
 
The Old Pirates House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 3, 2012
1. The Old Pirates House Marker
Inscription.
Associated with Savannah's
maritime history and Robert Louis
Stevenson's "Treasure Island".
Built in 1754. Visitors Welcome.

 
Location. 32° 4.693′ N, 81° 5.048′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on East Broad Street near East St. Julian Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20 East Broad Street, Savannah GA 31401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New World Medical Plants (within shouting distance of this marker); The Trustees' Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); The Georgia Medical Society (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washington Fire Company (about 400 feet away); Old Harbor Light (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named The Georgia Medical Society (about 500 feet away); John B. Hohenstein, Sr. (about 500 feet away); Rev’d A. Dale Umbreit (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Savannah.
 
Regarding The Old Pirates House. Today, the building serves, in addition to a museum, as a home for noted Savannah restaurant ... got its name from the fact that in Savannah's past,
The Old Pirates House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 3, 2012
2. The Old Pirates House and Marker
Since Savannah had become a thriving seaport town, one of the first buildings constructed on the former garden site was naturally an Inn for visiting seamen.
it was the popular hang-out for the pirates who sailed the coastline. The history of the building is steeped in the lore of those notorious days.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Pirates' House History. ...the Inn became a rendezvous of blood-thirsty pirates and sailors from the Seven Seas. Here seamen drank their fiery grog and discoursed, sailor fashion, on their adventures from Singapore to Shanghai and from San Francisco to Port Said. (Submitted on June 3, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. House Publishing. "Ghost in my Suitcase". As the story goes, Robert Louis Stevenson's book "Treasure Island" has some of its action taking place at The Pirate's House, so rare pages from the book are on display in one of the rooms. After our exploration we had no doubt that it was haunted, but we also felt a sense of awe, walking those corridors that had been paced by some of our country's most notorious pirates. ... (Submitted on June 3, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Old Pirates House image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 3, 2012
3. The Old Pirates House
The Old Pirates House with Marker, seen along East Broad Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 3, 2012
4. The Old Pirates House with Marker, seen along East Broad Street
While exploring the restaurant, one fascinating - but eerie - place was a set of stairs leading into some unseen tunnel below the restaurant. The plaque placed at the top of the stairs probably explains..." this stairway at one time led to the entrance of a tunnel which ran from the old rum cellar beneath the Pirate's House to the banks of the Savannah River, a short block away."
The Old Pirates House Northside view image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 3, 2012
5. The Old Pirates House Northside view
" 'Tis said that many able-bodied men, drinking in carefree abandon in what is now our Captain's Room, were carried, drugged and unconscious, through the tunnel to sailing ships anchored in the harbor and were shanghaied by short-handed ships' masters to complete their crews."
The Old Pirates House, northside and enterance image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 3, 2012
6. The Old Pirates House, northside and enterance
The Old Pirates House image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 3, 2012
7. The Old Pirates House
Medallion: Member
World Famous Restaurants
International
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 577 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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